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4.10.7.40 Historical Income Limits for Pensioner Concessions - Sheltered Employment Allowance

Summary

This topic contains historical information on the income limits for pensioner concessions applying to sheltered employment allowance. Sheltered employment allowance was abolished from November 1991. From 1 May 1986, standard pension limits were used. This topic contains the following 2 tables:

Table Number Explanation
1 Income limits - November 1979 to May 1984
2 Income limits - November 1984 to November 1985

Act reference: SSAct section 8(1)-'income'

Table 1: Income limits - November 1979 to May 1984

The table shows the limits in dollars per week.

Family situation 01/11/1979 04/11/1982 03/11/1983 03/05/1984
Single - no dependants 68.00 68.00 68.00 68.00
Single - 1 child over 6 years 83.00 88.00 88.00 88.00
Single - 1 child under 6 years or invalid child 85.00 88.00 88.00 88.00
Add for each child 11.00 20.00 20.00 20.00
Married couple - no dependants 73.00 90.00 94.00 98.00
Married couple - one child 89.00 110.00 114.00 118.00
Add for each child 16.00 20.00 20.00 20.00

Table 2: Income limits - November 1984 to November 1985

The table shows the limits in dollars per week.

Family situation 11/11/1984 2/05/1985 14/11/1985
Single - no dependants Note A 68.00 68.00 68.00
Single - one child 88.00 88.00 88.00
Add for each child 20.00 20.00 20.00
Married couple - no dependants 98.00 102.00 106.00
Married couple - one child 118.00 122.00 126.00
Add for each child 20.00 20.00 20.00

Notes for Table 2

These notes relate to income limits - November 1984 to November 1985:

Note Explanation
A This limit did not increase until subsequent CPI increases took the pensioner concession disqualifying income limit to $68.00 per week for all single persons. That happened on 1 May 1986.

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